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The Government of Mongolia owns 34 per cent of Oyu Tolgoi's shares. This was agreed under the Investment Agreement, approved in March 2010, between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources, and Rio Tinto.

The local community is actively participating in the monitoring of a wide array of environmental indicators as part of our Participatory Environmental Monitoring programme. Click here for detailed information about how the programme works.

The Oyu Tolgoi mine consists of a concentrator plant, open pit mine, central heating plant, power and water supply facilities, office buildings, maintenance and repair facilities, culture and sports facilities, and a nearby airport called Khanbumbat.

The Oyu Tolgoi concentrator buildings are approximately 255 metres long and 144 metres wide. During the current operations phase, the concentrator plant processes 100,000 tonnes of ore per day. It is a modern plant which processes porphyry copper-gold ore.

For more details, please visit the Mining production page.

We are committed to contributing to local development and the well-being of local communities. We do our best to minimise any impacts which arise due to our operations. Oyu Tolgoi strives to improve the local economy and livelihoods by actively engaging with local government, communities and representatives of the public in resolving their most pressing issues.

Oyu Tolgoi's main requirements for new suppliers are that they are well qualified, competitive, and have the capacity to supply products and services consistent with Oyu Tolgoi's needs. Meeting strict health, safety, and environmental requirements is also critical. We require potential suppliers to bid through an open process and undergo screening before they become eligible for working with Oyu Tolgoi.

We are committed to ensuring sustainable development by balancing environmental protection with social and economic needs. As a Mongolian company, Oyu Tolgoi fully recognises the need to meet strong commitments to local communities. Both social and environmental issues are clearly reflected in our health, safety and environmental policies. You can find detailed information in the Environment section.

Oyu Tolgoi advertises its job vacancies online, and in daily newspapers including Daily News, Today, National Post, and Capital Times. No fee is charged when applying for a job at Oyu Tolgoi LLC. For details, visit the Human resources policy section of our website.

Oyu Tolgoi is implementing a significant programme of investment in Mongolia's vocational education sector. This amounts to a total of MNT168 billion. This investment is focused on three main areas:

  • Establishing international standard technical and vocational education and training centres.
  • Investing in improving existing TVET centres.
  • Supporting efforts by the Government of Mongolia to reform and develop an international standard vocational education system.

Under the programme, three new TVET centres are being established, with four existing TVET centres upgraded and renovated.

For detailed information, please visit the Education and training section.